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Garden Suburb Junior School

Year 6 visit Kenwood

On Wednesday, Year 6 visited Kenwood House. They had a lovely day walking around the grounds and sketching points of interest, namely the ‘Thousand Pound Pond’ and sculptures by Henry Moore. They also attended an informative workshop in the mansion house where the children focused on the paintings of Dido Belle and the Murray family who used to live at the house during the 1700s. Dido Belle lived at Kenwood House for 31 years. Her position was unusual because she was born into slavery according to colonial law. Lord and Lady Mansfield brought her up as a member of the Murray family. This workshop introduced the children to the Y6 topic on slavery and injustice linked to this month's Black History focus. The children were really engaged and asked and answered lots of interesting questions.